Christina Briglia

CHRISTINA BRIGLIA, REALTOR®
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Top News in Philly Development: December 2017

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can't keep up? No sweat. We'll be bringing you our favorite articles from the month on Philly development - North, South, East, and West. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from November news. 1.New Philadelphia condos, with Miami-like features, list for $3.1 million to $9 million Where: The Washington Post When: Nov. 16, 2017 2.As Construction Booms, Philadelphia Seeks to Preserve Its Past Where: The New York Times When: Nov. 14, 2017 3.Are the Days of Shuffling to a Million House Listings Over? Where: Philly Mag When:...

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Oh, What Fun It is to Sell Your Home this Holiday!

Post by Christina Briglia, Realtor® We already know that the holidays are a time for buying. You’re buying everything from decorations to food and, of course, gifts. So, why do so many homeowners find it hard to believe that people are buying houses this time of year as well? There is a common misconception that homes just don’t sell during the holidays. This myth is so widespread that many people will put a hold on their long-desired plans and wait another 4-6 months before attempting a sale. If you’re ready to go – mentally, emotionally, physically – then a little...

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Top News in Philly Development: November 2017

Ever feel like Philly changes so fast you can't keep up? No sweat. We'll be bringing you the latest news in Philly neighborhood development - North, South, East, and West - right here on the Philly Home Connection Blog. See below for a roundup of all the best local articles from October news. 1. "Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’" Where: The New York Times When: Oct. 18, 2017 2. "Archdiocese inviting proposals to redevelop center city property" Where: CatholicPhilly.com When: Oct. 23, 2017 3. "18-story tower on North Broad next to Blue Horizon breaks ground" Where: Curbed...

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Project-Based Learning Opens Up a Whole New World for Kids

post by Erica Minutella When you move to a new city, or even just a new neighborhood, one of the first concerns you might have to address is what the school system is like, and how easy a transition to a new school will be for your child. But when you're confronted with nothing but aggregate sites full of facts and figures, it can be difficult to get the full picture of what your child's experience at any given school will actually be like. That's why we're launching a new series of interviews with local Philly schools, to give you...

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4 Party Games for Halloween

post by Erica Minutella A house party can be about so much more than gathering all of your friends together in the same space for good conversation and good eats. It can be a chance to celebrate the traits that make your friendships last: humor, creativity, imagination. It can be a chance to make memories that last just as long as those friendships. Most importantly, it can be a chance to have fun in the way only kids can: by finding adventure in the everyday. What's the easiest way to turn your house party into something that can achieve all...

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Our Pitch for Why Philly Is the Place Amazon Should Call Home

post by Erica Minutella If you ask me where I got my new patio cushions, or that cute party dress, or the gladiator costume you saw on my cat, the answer will be the same every time: Amazon. It's a bastion of reliable necessities, motley oddities, and affordable desires. In fact, in that way, it's a bit like Philly. Because as cities go, Philly breaks expectations by meeting every expectation, no matter how strange or seemingly impossible. It's equal parts quaint, sophisticated, down-to-earth, cultured, grungy, with a little bit of something to offer every personality type and an outlet for...

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Four Interior Design Lessons I Learned from Playing Design Home

post by Erica Minutella If you haven't already downloaded the Design Home app, you might want to give it a try. The app sets a series of interior design challenges for its users by presenting a series of unfurnished virtual rooms in need of a few finishing touches. The user can then select from an array of furniture and home decor items and begin populating the empty rooms with personality and comfort. It's a challenge infinitely more satisfying than anything Candy Crush can throw at you, but it comes with some additional benefits you wouldn't necessarily expect - like learning...

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How to Know Philly: the 7 Best Local Websites

post by Erica Minutella When you first move to a new city, finding new daily routines and local hangouts can feel a bit overwhelming. So we've compiled a list of the best online resources that Philadelphia has to offer - whether that involves filling up your social calendar, visiting cool cultural attractions, or simply keeping up-to-date with a Philly that keeps getting better. Drink Philly: A new job in a  new location requires a new go-to happy hour spot. Drink Philly offers an exhaustive breakdown of the region's best specials, longest craft beer menus, and tastiest cocktails. Not to mention...

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Furnish Your Home for under $2000 with IKEA’s 2018 Catalog

post by Erica Minutella Once you've placed the down payment on your new home, you may not be left with much of a budget for filling your new space with home essentials. That's why we've scoured the 2018 IKEA Catalog for the most affordably stylish pieces available. And we've found a way to furnish your whole home for under $2000. Living Room: Our picks for the living room were the most whimsical choices by far. With touches of bold color, an office desk re-purposed as a TV table, and a few items stolen right out of the children's furniture department,...

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5 South Philly Breakfast Spots for When Your Home Kitchen Is in Chaos

post by Erica Minutella The day after a big move, before the kitchen is setup and after the initial stress has dissipated, few things work better as a pick-me-up than going out for a big breakfast with the family. If you’re lucky enough to have made the move to South Philly, prepare yourself for a local wonderland of colorful bakeries, coffee shop hideaways, and friendly neighborhood diners. To make your post-move-in experience as easy as possible, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite local breakfast spots. [caption id="attachment_667" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Carissa Gan on Unsplash[/caption] Café Chicco, 2532...

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